Rosemary Portobello Chicken Thighs…and a winner!

by jerseygirl on January 14, 2009 · 34 comments

First, let me announce the winner of the Go Appetit giveaway. Congratulations to Laurie from That’s Not What the Recipe Says. I hope you enjoy the soups.

Now on to the recipe. I will continue with my healthy cooking and today it is chicken with some rosemary, portobello mushrooms and red wine. Red wine is also perfect to sip while the chicken is simmering.

I love cooking with rosemary because even in NJ, I can pull some right out of my garden any season. It is the one herb that lasts through snow, sleet or extreme heat. See the beautiful rosemary.

I paired this herb up with the chicken and portobello mushrooms but you can use any type of mushrooms you like. I am sure white wine would work in this recipe too. It was just one of those nights where I used what I had in the fridge. Enjoy!

Rosemary Portobello Chicken Thighs

1 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup red wine
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped plus extra for garnish
8 ounces portobella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth

In a large Dutch Oven, heat olive oil to medium heat. Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper on chicken. Brown chicken for 5 to 10 minutes or until brown. Add wine to deglaze pan. Add rosemary, mushrooms and broth. Bring heat to low and simmer covered for about 40 minutes or until chicken is very tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Erica January 14, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Congrats Laurie!!

This looks great! I am a huge rosemary fan!

its so funny that your kids love pancakes for dinner! My mom use to occasionally make pancakes for dinner and it was like my favorite thing. I guess thats why I make it now??

ChefDruck January 15, 2009 at 12:27 am

This looks too delicious to be healthy! I had no idea that rosemary lasts through the snow. I’ll have to plant some, thank you for the recommendation.

Mary January 15, 2009 at 12:51 am

Lisa, I love this kind of recipe. Yours looks especially good and I’ve bookmarked it.

kat January 15, 2009 at 12:54 am

Yum, this would be one for me to cook for a night on my own, Matt strangely doesn't like mushrooms & can't taste rosemary but I love both

Barbara Bakes January 15, 2009 at 1:31 am

Who knew that Rosemary lasted thruogh the winter. Great tip!

Mari January 15, 2009 at 6:34 am

Congratulations to Laurie!
I didn’t know about rosemary. I wonder if it would make it in Michigan. I’ll have to try it.

Debbie January 15, 2009 at 7:55 am

Looks so good and healthy too. I’m keeping this recipe since I have a freezer full of chicken right now!

Culinarywannabe January 15, 2009 at 8:42 am

This is a great example of how you can eat healthy and not even feel like you are giving anything up. And I’m glad the rosemary lives through the snow because I am sure you are covered in whiteness this morning!

Katherine Aucoin January 15, 2009 at 8:50 am

This sounds delish. I love anything with rosemary.

Congrats Laurie!

Patsyk January 15, 2009 at 9:20 am

I really love the scent of fresh rosemary! I didn’t know it would last through the winter. This dish sounds wonderful… and, nothing better than using what you already have on hand.

Aggie January 15, 2009 at 9:56 am

Oh Lisa, this recipe looks great. Love rosemary and love portabellos…I bet this tastes delish!

Happy cook January 15, 2009 at 10:06 am

Congrats to the winner.
The dish looks so yummy , i love these really fleshy mushrooms.

Allie January 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

Congrats to Laurie!!

Fresh rosemary is the best you dish looks wonderful!

Janine January 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

Oh my goodness – that looks good! I’ll have to add Rosemary to my garden this year. Thanks for the tip.

ttfn300 January 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

mmm, great combo of flavors 🙂

Maria January 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

Yahoo for Laurie! I love rosemary! It is one of my favorite herbs!

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco January 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

I think we still have rosemary and thyme still growing in our garden. Very hearty herbs. Yummy recipe, Lisa! – John

Tracy January 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

Funny you should say that about rosemary — I’ve never had any luck growing it! Maybe I’ll try again this year. The recipe looks great.

Just curious — how did you do your blog layout? I would love a three-column layout but there are no three-column layouts in blogger. I like your typeface too (not that I’d use it… it’s just nice to have something different.)

Stacey Snacks January 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

I am impressed that your kids eat portobello mushrooms and herbs.
They are good eaters!

Veronica January 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love mushrooms and I love rosemary…I can’t get rosemary to grow in the summer so I’m pretty sure I’d be a failure at growing it in the winter!! Looks delicious, Lisa.

That Girl January 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I think rosemary was just made for chicken dishes!

Pam January 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I love portobellos. This chicken dish looks hearty and delicious.

Colleen January 15, 2009 at 2:42 pm

What a great flavor combination! And chicken thighs are my new favorite!

Bridgett January 15, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Gorgeous portobellos and chicken. I love the color of both and I bet it was delicious with the rosemary. Looks like a warming and hearty dish.

Clumbsy Cookie January 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I also love cooking with rosemary! At the entrance of my buildings there is allways rosemary, and I use it often in a similar dish to this one. It’s really good!

Jan January 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I love rosemary, and this chicken dish sounds divine.

Robin Sue January 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Amen to rosemary and chicken thighs! What a great combo of flavors going on here! My rosemary is doing great even though it is freeeeezing here!

Paula January 16, 2009 at 12:11 am

Now that looks tasty! Chicken thighs are my favorite part of the bird, and I’ve only recently discovered how lovely it is paired with red wine. My hubby love mushrooms, so I know he’d enjoy this.

KM January 16, 2009 at 12:27 am

Looks delicious. I found your blog through “The Open Pantry”, the author of which is a good friend. I live in Philly and see you’re a Jersey gal! Gotta love it back east!

Happy Cooking.


Emily January 16, 2009 at 2:57 am

Mmm, this looks splendid. I love rosemary.

Donna-FFW January 16, 2009 at 8:16 am

I love portobello mushrooms. The brown sauce looks soo good. I live in NJ also , my rosemary is still alive and kicking, I actually used some yesterday. I just discovered your blog. Love it.

alexandra's kitchen January 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

there’s something about rosemary and portobellos … they go so nicely together. and i love thighs — they’re so much more flavorful.

Gordita January 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I made this last night and I thought it was GREAT!
I was surprised to see that once it was done there was still alot of ‘juice’, but I followed the recipe so I guess it’s what it’s supposed to look like. It was great though.

The Food Hunter January 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I love everything about this recipe. My rosemary is growing wild right now. Looks like I’ll be make some of this soon.

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